Garmin nuvi 40 vs 50

A Comparison on the difference features between Garmin nuvi 40 and 50

Note: Garmin nuvi 40 and 50 is an older models compared to the newer model below.

Models
nuvi 42


Garmin nuvi 42

nuvi 52


Garmin nuvi 52
View the latest price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 42 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)Garmin nüvi 52 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)
nuvi seriesNuvi 42 is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)Nuvi 52 is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)

Garmin nuvi 40 vs 50 

Garmin nuvi GPS
Garmin nuvi 40Garmin nuvi 50
Modelsnuvi 40
Garmin nuvi 40
nuvi 50
Garmin nuvi 50
View the latest price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only) and Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)Garmin nüvi 50 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US) and Garmin nüvi 50 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.4 x 7.9 x 1.8 cm) 5.5"W x 3.4"H x .7"D (14.0 x 8.6 x 1.8 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm) 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Weight:5.2 ounces (148.0 g)6.3 ounces (177.2 g)
What's Common
Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels480 x 272 pixels
Display type:WQVGA color TFT with white backlightWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:up to 2 hoursup to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Preloaded street maps:Yes. 2 Options - (US lower 49 state) or NT North America (U.S and Canada)Yes. 2 Options - (US lower 49 state) or NT North America (U.S and Canada)
nüMaps Guarantee:yesyes
Built-in memory:internal solid stateinternal solid state
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations:10001000
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):yes (internal speaker)yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):yesyes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):yesyes
Junction view (displays junction signs):yesyes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):yesyes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):yesyes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):yesyes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):yesyes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesyes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):yesyes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):yesyes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):yesyes
Additional:Trip Log: yes
Trip Log: yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out:nono
Waterproof:nono
Includes lifetime map updates:nono
3-D terrain view:nono
3-D buildings and landmarks view:nono
Routes:00
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):nono
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):nono
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):nono
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):nono
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):nono
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):nono
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):nono
Garmin nüLink! services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):nono
XM® compatible for U.S:nono
Bluetooth® wireless technology:nono
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount):nono
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):nono
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):nono
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):nono
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator:nono
Alarm clock:nono
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):nono
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat):nono
Picture viewer:nono
MP3 player:nono
Audio book player:nono
Additional:Trip Planner: no


Trip Planner: no


Amazon Customer Reviews
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Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 40 (US) and Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 40 (US and Canada)Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 50 (US) and Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 50 (US and Canada)
Demo Video
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Price Check
View the latest priceClick on these link Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only) and Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)Click on these link Garmin nüvi 50 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US) and Garmin nüvi 50 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)

Details Specifications and Features 

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Garmin nüvi
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by Garmin
Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista Business / Vista Home Basic / Vista Home Premium / Vista Ultimate / XP Home Edition / XP Professional, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
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